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in the run up to the election, one of the most famous of the mitt romney's going to win in a landslide people has decided now to turn to new data. data about a problem that does not exist. the process of publicly failing up continues. that story is next. >>> welcome to post election 2012 america. discredited and disqualified are totally unrelated. that's next. >>> welcome to post election 2012 america. discredited and disqualified are totally unrelated. that's next. - one serving of cheese is the size of four dice. one serving of cereal, a baseball. and one serving of fruit, a tennis ball. - you know, both parties agree. our kids can be healthier... the more you know. >>> things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it any way. the man who came in second place for vice president this year is paul ryan. paul ryan, go. >> some of the turnout. some of the turnout in urban areas, which definitely gave president obama the big margin to win this race. >> president obama won reelection because of high turnout in urban areas. that's what paul rya
tonight to be able to report that the election has finally concluded in arizona, where it took them 14 days to count votes and announce the results this year. in the end, it turns out that all three competitive congressional races in that state went to the democrats. but the competitive u.s. senate race for republican jon kyl's old seat, that seat stayed republican. and yes, the county sheriff who did the whole taxpayer-funded stunt about having his cold case posse uncover the fraud of president obama's birth certificate, that sheriff did get re-elected, barely. last time he won by a 13-point landslide. this time he won by much less than that, but did get re-elected. and that public publicity-hungry arizona sheriff is not the only arizona republican elected official who has recently been fixated on the president's birth certificate. the arizona secretary of state this year threatened to keep president obama off the ballot in arizona for this year's election. because, you know, kenya, or whatever. and because that is the record of arizona's secretary of state, the state's current top el
under investigation for misuse of campaign funds and was facing a congressional ethics probe. he won re-election to the house in november. jackson's seat is now expected to be filled through a special election. mortgage rates in the u.s. fell to record lows this week-- helping to boost home sales. the average 30-year loan rate dropped to 3.3%, the lowest on record since records began in 1971. on wall street today stocks moved slightly higher ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. the dow jones industrial average gained 48 points to close under 12,837. the nasdaq rose nearly ten points to close above 2,926. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and more now on the mid east story. will the cease fire reached today between israel and hamas, hold? and what about longer-term, more difficult issues between the two sides? ray suarez picks it up. >> suarez: i'm joined now by veteran diplomat and former ambassador nicholas burns. and hisham melhem, washington bureau chief for al arabiya tv. mr. ambassador, as you heard from the reporters earlier in the program, the shooti
the turkish border. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with newly-elected senators. judy woodruff talks with virginia democrat tim kaine. >> i intend to hit the ground on january 3 very much running. > running. we can make progress quickly if we listen to each other and find those points of common ground they think do exist. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> suarez: spencer michels has the story of a growing crackdown on dissidents and journalists in iran. >> brown: and we close with poet jennifer fitzgerald on hurricane sandy's destructive path through her home town of staten island. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the
: we continue our conversations with newly-elected senators. judy woodruff talks with virginia democrat tim kaine. >> i intend to hit the ground on january 3 very much running. > running. we can make progress quickly if we listen to each other and find those points of common ground they think do exist. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> suarez: spencer michels has the story of a growing crackdown on dissidents and journalists in iran. >> brown: and we close with poet jennifer fitzgerald on hurricane sandy's destructive path through her home town of staten island. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public
conversations with newly-elected senators. judy woodruff talks with virginia democrat tim kaine. >> i intend to hit the ground on january 3 very much running. > running. we can make progress quickly if we listen to each other and find those points of common ground they think do exist. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> suarez: spencer michels has the story of a growing crackdown on dissidents and journalists in iran. >> brown: and we close with poet jennifer fitzgerald on hurricane sandy's destructive path through her home town of staten island. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by co
congress so, while the election may have changed the atmosphere and sort of the story line for the members, the actual people themselves are still there. so they've not changed their ideologies at all. i think that the problem is that you have john boehner, president and mitch mcconnell negotiating with the exact same congress that they had when they couldn't make a deal the last time. so i think until the personnel change, i'm not sure you can get a deal. >> and juan kessler, the fact checker for "the washington post," has reported that, you know, you have to come from, like, some point point. you have to have a negotiating point to start with. he said democrats and republicans haven't even agreed on a baseline yet. they're about $3 trillion apart because of ending the wars, medicare, other cuts. so how do you come to some agreement in what is a numbers game really if you don't even have a number to start with? >> i think one of the things we'll see happen here is the idea of a grand bargain, of one deal that gets all this stuff averted between now and -- it's not going to happen. it does
of the leadership is authentic. the people elected the leader of the palestinian people. but the americans try to divert their attention from the central issue of how to go about making peace in the middle east, and try to concentrate just how to control one party or another, this will be a grave mistake, this service -- a disservice to peace and to the stability of the region. >> so are you personally concerned that all the dealings here appear to have been done directly with hamas, and not with a wider group to include president abbas? >> well, president abbas was not absent from these negotiations. of course, when there is a fire, t if we were only to look for the future of this cease-fire, this is another mistake -- that would be made. we have to deal with the root cause of the conflict here. the united states of america was very right when it started -- in the latter part of president bush jr., the presidency afterwards, to give the preference to the israeli conflict. to put these barometers for that. president obama, when he spoke at the state department he outlined how peace can be achi
of the secretary of state on one side and the democratically elected muslim brotherhood president of egypt on the other is a new post-arab spring development which bodes very well because there was always a question, the muslim brotherhood with its anti-israel, anti-western ideology, taking power in egypt whether they would live up to the commitments of the peace treaty and use their influence in a positive way over that other muslim brother hood faction which is hamas. the muslim brotherhood is a generator of hamas. we have them using their influence in this way, as the united states used its influence in israel, obama spoke to netanyahu and told him you need to sign this, he said he was happy to do that. there you have a very good foundation for what needs to be done next which is once we get through the immediate cease-fire, how to stabilize the situation in a way that makes life normal for both israelis and palestinians and that's clearly going to have to be on the agenda. otherwise this will not be a long-lasting cease-fire. >> james zogby. >> life won't be normal for people in gaza o
of palestinian leadership is authentic. the people elected the leader of the palestinian people. but the americans try to divert their attention from the central issue of how to go about making peace in the middle east, and try to concentrate just how to control one party or another, this will be a grave mistake, a disservice to peace and to the stability of this region. >> so are you personally concerned that all the dealings here appear to have been done directly with hamas, and not with a wider group to include president abbas? >> well, president abbas was not absent from these negotiations. of course, when there is a fire, the extinguisher goes directly to the cause of the fire, but it is part and parcel of the palestinian struggle against the israeli occupation. if we were only to look for the future of the cease-fire, this is another mistake will be made. we have to deal with the root cause of the conflict here. the united states of america was very right when it started -- in the latter part of president bush jr., the presidency afterwards, to give the priority to the pal
're really going to draw the line and say, we're not going to reopen that debate. we won the election, so sorry, john. that said, there are specific programs in there that might be part of the spending negotiations that take place. >> you know, kristen, politically speaking, doesn't this add another wrinkle to an already difficult negotiation process ahead? >> i think it absolutely does. i think to some extent speaker boehner might be sending a message to republicans in his conference, making the point that, look, just because the president won the election we're not going to roll over on all of the issues that we care about. it's hard to see he has a whole lot of leverage on this issue. you heard speaker boehner tone down his rhetoric after the supreme court ruled it was in fact constitutional. and now president obama has won reelection. the president, the white house, democrats on the hill are saying this issue is a nonstarter. it's hard to see where he finds leverage on this issue. unless he tries to go for some of the smaller issues like medicaid spending. but i think this is going to
parties discuss ways to solve our nation's massive debt challenge." where after this election does the house speaker if you will get the political capital to take this tact? >> well, at first, i have to point out, it's not just the day after thanksgiving, this is during the lsu game that donna and i are here. >> go tigers. >> arkansas. yes, the big game. now as to john boehner, the issue here is many of the states are opting out of state exchanges. there was a quirk when they passed the law nancy pelosi said you have to pass the law to find out what was in it, what wasn't in it is a funding mechanism for federal exchanges. many of the states are skipping state exchanges paid for by an employer mandate to either fund health care insurance for employees 50 or more or to pay a fine in effect into a state exchange. the language for funding state exchanges isn't there for the federal exchanges. something like 15 to 20 states now are opting for the federal exchange so there's no funding mechanism. so the house has to revisit this. taxing legislation has to come through the house of repre
question. let's look at it this way, benjamin netanyahu is going to run for re-election in january. if he receives a solid majority, then he's going to be in a position to say to iran, if you continue i'm going to strike you some time say in march. just before he does that he's liable to ask, can we have american ships and maybe even american batteries ashore that can shoot down missiles? so we're talking about something about next march. >> that's what i'm understanding, that spring of 2013 will be an interesting time. we will keep our eyes on that time period as well as every step along the way. mr. bing west thank you very much for your analysis. >> thank you. jon: republican senators now pressing both the justice department and the f.b.i. for answers about their involvement in the investigation into general david petraeus affair with his biographer, the former cia chief resigned from his post two weeks ago as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciar
plywood, pressboard made out of trees. this election made me sad. i thought we would go in the other direction and start putting people to work. why do we have millions and millions of illegal immigrants here doing jobs? if you go to a burger king, it is all mexicans. host: not feeling too optimistic about america's future right now. here is a headline from the "chicago sun-times." here is the "chicago tribune" this morning. and this is part of jesse resigning.'s letter from office. that is just a little bit of his letter and thenin "t. in "the hill" this morning -- and from "the huffington post, " this response from the white house -- that is from "the huffington coast" this morning. we are asking you about optimism for the next four years. claire in new jersey on their democrats' line. hi, claire. caller: how are you? host: what is your optimism level about america? caller: right now i am looking at 69%. host: where did you come up with 69% caller: i am from neward, new jersey. we depended on my husband working. i am working with the preschool. my son now is a police officer in atl
. in michigan they suffered a valid defeat. the past election day. i think you are seeing an effort to get win on their side. >> that was not cooked up by bakers union on strike against hostess. a judge approved request to liquidate assets so unemployment for 18,000 workers. >> shannon: does it mean never again twinkies or wonder bread? >> hostess received lucrative offers to purpose the brand names so twinkies and ho-ho and ding-dongs in my future. i don't know about yours. >> shannon: "hear! hear!" hope lives on. taking heat for taking turkey later in the grapevine. up next, feeling the heat in chicago. two weeks after being re-elected jesse jackson john your makes a huge decision. >> shannon: illinois congressman jesse jackson junior resigned, marking an end to a turbulent year for jackson. the trouble might not be over. mike tobin has the latest from chicago. >> i'd like to associate myself with the concerns -- >> in a letter to house speaker john boehner the former congressman jesse jackson junior prioritizes his health as the reason he is stepping down. he does acknowledge the investigat
suspicions he illegally accepted donations from france's richest woman to fund his 2007 election. he denies the allegations. >>> and the national park service says the statue of liberty, ellis island, both will not reopen to visit thers year. those sites have been closed for cleanup and repairs since superstorm sandy hit last month. >> right now as we prepare to gather around our din kerr tables, there are families in the northeast who don't have that luxury. many of them have lost everything to hurricane sandy; homes, possessions, even loved ones. and it will be a long time before life gets back to normal for them. but in the midst of so much tragedy, there are also glimmers of hope. ainsley: that's president obama in his thanksgiving address pointing to the hardships and the hope for so many individuals. their lives forever changed by the storm sandy as they begin that long road of recovery. anna coyman is live from far rockaway in queens right here in new york. anna, how are those folks rebuilding and celebrating today? >> reporter: well, hey there, ainsley, happy thanksgiving to you and
you change the talking points? it didn't fit an election year narrative. they were at the front of our consulate getting ready to set it on fire and kill four our americans it was the truth. it just wasn't the narrative. if i want petraeus back, i want hillary clinton. why did hillary clinton refuse to go on the talk shows. why did the person with knowledge say no and susan rice say yes. this is the 70th day and there are more questions than answers with benghazi. gregg: representative trey gowdy. i hope you get to the bottom of it. heather: a green car company suing the government saying they were repeatedly denied help because they weren't a friend of the administration. he scored 138 points in a single basketball game. the college player who shattered the ncaa scoring record and now has the pros talking about him. he joins us live next. gregg: the first of its kind at the marine corps air station, the first squadron of f-35 fighter jets. senator john mccain and base commanders welcoming the future of america's security. >> the aircraft will be front line of defense for the next 50 y
the election, the big question was, will israel bomb the iranian nuclear plants. i think israel has allowed itself to still have that option available to them. connell: that option is available to them and they have the election coming up. >> in january. we are at a very interesting point now in the middle east. dagen: and credible insight, always. happy thanksgiving. connell: good start to the hour. a lot of important stuff going on around the world. then we have this hostess story. they could not reach a deal with the union. the company looking to move ahead with the shutdown. you are talking about 18,000 people out of work. dagen: blackberry dumped by the government this time. they say the blackberries keep failing. an unacceptable rate. what if they held congress to the same standard? connell: steve cohen, one of the big names. he is now at the center of an insider trading case. charlie gasparino has been doing some reporting on that. he will be here to give us the very latest. first, let's look at oil. ♪ connell: markets now. heading back to nicole petallides. we do it every 15 minut
, the list of at that time party candidates who suffered defeat in the last election just keeps growing, founders air that i cause is still very much alive. but with more key members losing their seats in congress, are we see an end to the tea party movement? joining muss is robert zimmerman and cnn contributor and republican strat jill anna navarro. welcome to you both. >> good to be with you. >> anna, a simple question. is the tea party dead? >> no, i don't think it's dead. i think it had a very good year in 2010. this year was not a good for the team party, but if politics, everything swings like a pendulum, and i think it's swinging back to the center, or i hope. i do think the tea party plays an important role in the republican party. we should embrace them. they did a terrific job bringing people out to vote twoiers, but as rpgs it's time we start looking at the primaries. we both some important races, because we didn't pick the right person out of the primary. >> wasn't it because of a tea party? >> i'm not going to blame the tea party for some of the things that todd akin or ric
, which took over the gaza strip, made sure there would never be another election after winning yet, throughout flattop in a brutal but civil war in which fattal activists were thrown from the roofs of buildings rather than being perpetuated somewhere else, to this day, gaza's occupation is nonexistent. it is not occupied. these terms -- international law, we could discuss the territories as the remaining 10% of the old palestine mandate. there's a history that can be opened up and looked at. but the call of the people in gaza refugees and israelis colonists, the slogans and terms take this discussion and put it right back into a gutter, of which there will be no progress. none at all. israel is a liberal and tolerant state that exists. to pretend it isn't or is illegitimate really set the stage for no progress at all. the help of the israelis has been focused on the palestinian authority which has taken a backseat to hamas and its violence and it's expected support from egypt and the support is receiving from iran. >> yousef munayyer you made a comparison, as have others, of the mo
of the famed civil rights activist jesse jackson. earlier this month, he easily won re-election for a ninth term to the house of representatives. despite the fact that he essentially disappeared in june. since then, he has been in and out of the mayo clinic receiving treatment for bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues. the congressman mentioned those health problems in the letter of resignation that he submitted today to house speaker john boehner's office. but he also wrote, quoting here: i am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and i am doing my best to address the situation sonsably, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes for they are my mistakes and mine alone. mike tobin is live for us in chicago with more. mike, did this come as a shock to anyone? >> no. for the reasons you just mentioned, no one was surprised that the congressman stepped down. in fact it was a question of when it would happen. however, fellow politicians and friends here in chicago were quick to jump to the congressman's defense and say his resigna
was up more than 170 points, closing about 13,000 for the first time post election season. the nasdaq um 40 and the s&p 500 up 18. deadly shooting at israel gaza border at the israel gaza border on the second full day of the cease-fire between israel and hamas. israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man and wounded 19 others according to health officials in gaza. israeli commanders say crowds of palestinians were trying to dang a fence and cross into israel. soldiers only fired of a palestinians ignored warning shots. corner powell live in jerusalem for us. is this affecting the cease-fire? john, this is normally the time of incident that would undermine a cease-fire agreement, particularly because just so little trust between the two sides. but it appears now third day cease-fire is holding. both sides accuse each other of violating the cease-fire. one person from the palestinian area and gaza was killed and 19 others were injured. but that was about as inflammatory as the language got. and, in fact, the top leader from hamas in gaza seemed to indicate that. >> investigate the cas
secretary of state and the president, don't you think. >> i do think that. 15 days after the election they probably supported mitt romney in the election. we as the republican party do need to be the party that has a big tent for the whole spectrum. part of that is recognizing when the president does things that are good. he did in the first term, not a lot, but killing osama bin laden was a success and he will in this term. this is a positive but a positive he has to build on. he can't just rest on his morals with this because right now hamas is celebrating, what are they celebrating? 162 palestinians have died. >> they have a very low bar to create celebration, that israel has a higher bar for that. but richard, during the presidential campaign, mitt romney tried to make much of president obama's frosty relationship with benjamin netanyahu. those two worked to the with a much warmer relationship, is there any evidence of a frost that exists really? >> quite the contrary. i think what this episode showed with the -- let's remember that president obama from all exit polls won the jewi
the hamas political party won the election there. the u.s. says the hamas military wing is a terrorist organization. all of this started when israel retaliated after weeks of rocket attacks from gaza. secretary of state clinton will meet tomorrow with palestinian representatives and then move on to talks in egypt but she is in jerusalem tonight and so is allen pizzey. >> reporter: the late-night press conference in the office of the israeli prime minister was brief and blunt. benjamin netanyahu made it clear he was in no hurry to sign on the dotted line and signaled that a ground war was still possible. >> now if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means we'd prefer that. but if not i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> reporter: secretary clinton made the point that both sides have suffered casualties and added a thinly veiled warning that a cease-fire was essential. >> our hearts break for the loss of every civilian, israeli and palestinian and for all those wh
that elected him and the muslim brotherhood, as well as the u.s. and the international community and all that is bound into that. >> yeah. michael, in many ways as we speak today egyptian president mohammed morsi is viewed as maybe the most important voice for the palestinians on the world stage, and to understand the type of pressure he is under it's so important to understand how arabs, how egyptians view this conflict between the palestinians and the israelis because it is very different from the western view. egyptians, arabs, look at the latest round of fighting, and they see more than 130 palestinians killed compared to five israelis killed. they should taking on fighters that are smuggling weapons in, and they see israel as an illegal occupying force for more than 40 years. they see this as an unjust, as a lopsided conflict, and they want president morsi to do something about it. at the same time mr. morsi has made it clear that he doesn't want to disrupt his alliances with washington and western powers. he relies on these governments for political credibility, for economic recove
when hamas won the parliamentary elections, the palestinian parliamentary elections, the united states and israel immediately took steps to isolate it, politically, economically, in every possible way. now we find that hamas has now -- has hosted leaders from turkey, from egypt, qatar, foreign ministers from a variety of arab countries. it gained quite a lot in the last eight days, and some people here would say it would be foolhardy for them to lose their gains, simply because some small faction decides to launch a rocket over the border. >> and you're looking at a live picture on the right-hand side of your screen of gaza city. keep that picture up as we continue our discussion to see if there are any more incoming shells from israeli defense forces nerks o forces, any outgoing forces. joined by wolf blitzer here in our studio, in jerusalem. you just spoke to mark reghev, the spokesman for the prime minister. you asked him some key questions and for some there were not answers. in particular what happens to the borders, to the blockade of gaza city? >> i think that will depend if thi
, that in the weeks before the election, the obama administration tried to speed up the process of putting permanent rums in place when it comes to the unmanned drone strikes in case president obama did not win reelection. the new york times reports two officials were saying, so the new president would inherent new standards and procedures and jept and state department argued for more restraint. tragedy in bangladesh, a fire races through a garment factory killing at least 112 workers. many people were trapped at staircases gave way and there were no emergency exits. no word yet on the cause of this fire. this fire is reminiscent of devastating triangle shirt waist factory back in new york city in 1911 in which 146 garment workers were killed. and they started-- dave, what am i doing reading sports? >> go ahead, it's about gender and switching. >> alisyn: yeah. >> dave: and boys could have dolls and toys catalog and you can read a notre dame story. >> alisyn: you have to go with your strong suit. it's not about gender. >> dave: your daughters can play with the legos. >> alisyn: i'm going to do is ph
after this election. russia is proposing a solution? >> yes, they are showing why it hasn't changed anything. the presidential statement is pretty and insignificant. a security council resolution is much more significant. what the russians are doing is clearly pushing something that they know the united states will have to veto. what they are trying to do is isolate and embarrass the united states at least so far, pushing where we will have to have a veto. if i were out there, i would enjoy doing it. i'm not sure the administration will enjoy it, but i suspect it will be till it in any event. jon: so the veto is the same as the statement and the u.s. would have to certainly almost veto it? >> yes, in a public way, not and that's what the russians are trying to do. they are trying to have this additional thing in new york. they are obviously having political reasons for the russians to do this. jon: stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, why is hamas going after and launching these rockets now. does it have something to do with iran and the nuclear capabilities? >> i suspec
of a bigger picture. we are going to be doing this story a week after week. the unions want a big election. they are sporting for a fight and i think they are going to see this recurring a week after week in 2013 because of the very receptive white house that is not going to have been on the intervene in these cases and they are going to try to bully the employers. megyn: if this was the administration of george w. bush, we would like to know how it would come down as well. the president gets to appoint that. [talking over each other] >> wouldn't be a great thing if some of these moveon.org people, if they actually got a job? megyn: they say that they are trying to help the folks have better pay. i have to say, wal-mart provided me with a 12-dollar sweater when my luggage got lost for the vice presidential debate. megyn: the agency is now offering a directive and that is not satisfying the watchdog that is not satisfying the watchdog since it is to keep crucial information from the public eye and shield them from knowing that it is the administrator who is behind the information being exch
. but after the election now front and center all the coverage really is the fiscal cliff, the warnings, what might happen. that is finally, as a result, starting to hit home. in october, for example, very few people have the fiscal cliff on the radar screen. now half of them are worried about it. i think it has moved up the list now for the first time for consumers. melissa: to ask why they are not buying more, they will stand so darn right about that fiscal cliff, i will not get an extra toy. >> how they really feel it is the equity market is not doing well in the last month. that is what brings it home for consumers. you can ask how has the economy thabeen doing the last couple of weeks they don't feel quite as good as they did a couple of months ago. a lolove that is the equity mar. melissa: the fiscal cliff is probably symbolic that this idea that we have the same people in washington sitting there agreeing about nothing and getting nothing done and whether it is the fiscal cliff specifically for the economy in general, these people are there doing nothing, still they're the ones who hel
popular are hamas here? they clearly have support. they won an election. these days, how popular are they when they talk to people? >> not very. they are the biggest employer in gaza. if you want a job, and you can't find anything, you will provide something with hamas. they provide food, education to a certain extent. medical care some of people do appreciate that, because here in gaza as you've seen, a very poor place. >> they provide a safety net for the poorest. >> on the other hand, many people resent them, because they feel they are power hungry, dishonest, greedy, and they, for instance, monopolized the tunnel trade to egypt. they tax everything that goes through. nobody can dig a tunnel, operate a tunnel, without paying taxes, officially or unofficially. so there is a feeling that hamas is in a sense turned gaza into its own business. and how -- do people know where all of the rocket batteries are? where hamas is? we ourselves are trying to figure out is there hamas in a building where we are, there might be a strike? do people know everything about the locations of hamas
is that well, no, george w. bush won this election by winning over working women in ohio. folks were concerned about their economic prospects but said hey, george w. bush is going to protect us from terrorism and what did he do? 2005, social security, personal accounts, comprehensive immigration reform. he wasn't addressing those core kitchen table bread and butter issues that a lot of middle class folks were aspirational. they want to be better off. but they're really concerned about -- they're a lot more concerned about health care and education and issues like that than they are concerned about taxes. what do you get from mitt romney? you get a campaign that's all about tax cuts rather than about the core kitchen table bread and butter issues. i have been saying that's a big mistake for a long time. now you have a lot of republicans who are catching up, who are getting it. it's about time. >> do you think, roland, they can get it and make up the ground they've lost? so many people are saying you've lost hispanics, you're never getting them back, you're done, there's no more gop. is that rid
the representative of the palestinian people, even when hamas formed the palestinian government after the elections of 2006, they acknowledged this fact that the plo will be in charge of conducting negotiations with israel in order to resolve the conflict. so there's no question about who represents the palestinian people here. we do have political differences. this is not a secret. but when it comes to confronting this israeli brutal attack against the gaza strip, witnessing the deaths of innocent civilians, 135 so far have been killed, almost 1,000 wounded, we have put aside all our differences and we do our best to protect our people. >> how do you personally feel about the indiscriminate firing of rockets into israeli civilian areas going back months and years? >> well, we always have said that we do not condone violence from any side, but you have to keep in mind, piers, that this current cycle of violence started when israel took out a military commander of hamas on wednesday and the israelis were anticipating a retaliation, unless they do not understand the politics of the region. so when it
is just elected. that's critical in making sure this works. >> they were a key broker. but they do have a key in this, hamas. it's a balancing act to say the least. >> definitely. >>> well, one of the most trying travel days of the year has come and go. hopefully, you're your at your destinations right now. getting from here to there, not easy when you look at the pictures. highways from coast to coast, just backed up for miles. chicago's o'hare airport socked in by fog most of the morning and that caused hundreds of delays. if that's not trouble already, train travel also shut down at new york's penn state shut down after the height of an evening rush. thanks to a power failure. >> overnight, here and now thanksgiving, we're safe here. no traffic in the studio. >> the weather is fantastic. here's a look at your holiday forecast. most of the nation will be enjoying pleasant weather. the rain has finally stopped in pacific northwest. seattle and portland will be drying out. seattle and dallas, though, you could see a few showers. >> temperatures on the east coast are well above normal. t
that the chicago gang meeting was cooking the unemployment numbers. >> who said the election was a sham and a travesty. >> -- call for the march on washington. donald trump? >> armchair billionaires for change. >> martin luther king's march on washington all these years later. >> you know rupert murdoch, right? what do you think? >> we were together last week. >> i told you guys during the break, it's an interesting conversation. but twitter is its own little world where your personality is developed in a way that's almost completely independent of who you are. i have trouble seeing how do you become -- you can be someone wholly independent on twitter doesn't reflect who you are. that's not an excuse for rupert murdoch. >> it's so wrong -- >> really? >> actually twitter -- >> have you ever met somebody in real life that you follow on twitter and you've never met and said that's not who i thought you were? >> i think people no filter right what you get is the unedited not necessarily polite maybe more real version and that they kind of clean up the real when they know they're going to be
of hamas even though hamas is democratically elected. there's a lot of people who just want a solution and want to get on with their lives and be able to feed their families. unemployment is ridiculously high. 40%. it could be a great city. it's got a coastline, beaches. and yet it is -- there's just no such thing as regular life. >> so when we see them on the streets right now celebratory gunfire, they're so happy, they're smiling, they're relieved this is at least for now over. >> and to even be relieved to be out of their homes. i have not seen the streets crowded like that. streets were virtually empty. if you drive at all at night, you drive extremely fast. you never know where a rocket's going to go because you never knew where hamas may be, where they may have an installation or office. i think one of the most disturbing images i saw and i want to warn viewers we have images that we'll show you but it is very disturbing to watch, a group of hamas men on motorcycles dragging the body of an alleged collaborator down a main street in gaza city. >> an israeli collaborator. >> allege
. on the other hand, though, it looked as though in the upcoming election that is are going to happen on january 22nd that he probably would not get back into israel's parliament because the faxz that he leads in parliament is simply so small and doing so badly that they probably wouldn't get in, so it seemed as though the chances of him remaining defense minister were very, very slim. now he is seeming to take the high road out of office. >> fred, some people are definitely reading more into this. hannan is a member of the palestinian liberation organization's executive committee, and here's what she said. she said she hopes this signals recognition of the futility of the military approach and the adoption of violence as means of dealing with the palestinians. do you think, in fact, that by him leaving this is a message that perhaps that is true, that that is not the way to go? >> absolutely not. i mean, one of the things that is definitely true about ehud barack is that he looks obviously very fondly back upon his own military career. he was, of course, a part of the special forces unit in the
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